Upcoming Events

Workshop

Love and Care at HKUST amid Mental Health Concerns

Date:
18 Jan 2022 (Tue)
Time:
12:00 nn - 2:00 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered in mixed-mode at Counseling and Wellness Center (Room 5003) & Online via Zoom
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Dr Phyllis Chan, Consultant Psychiatrist
Chief of Service (Psychiatry)
Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Queen Mary Hospital
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
Successful registrants for zoom will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.

Mental health is a key element contributing to fruitful university life of students. With the onslaught of lingering pandemic, the academic, interpersonal and emotional challenges faced by our students are getting more complicated and severe which take a heavy toll on the mental wellness of our students. 


Promoting and safeguarding the mental health of our students calls for the joint effort of all university staff. In light of this, we have invited Dr. Phyllis CHAN Kwok Ling, Vice- President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists to deliver a talk to faculty, staff and students. The talk would focus on how gatekeepers can safeguard the mental health of students. Dr. Chan will introduce relevant symptoms of psychiatric problems and how early intervention can be achieved. The enhancement of emotional awareness and self-care of gatekeepers will also be covered. 

Mental health is a key element contributing to fruitful university life of students. With the onslaught of lingering pandemic, the academic, interpersonal and emotional challenges faced by our students are getting more complicated and severe which take a heavy toll on the mental wellness of our students. 


Promoting and safeguarding the mental health of our students calls for the joint effort of all university staff. In light of this, we have invited Dr. Phyllis CHAN Kwok Ling, Vice- President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists to deliver a talk to faculty, staff and students. The talk would focus on how gatekeepers can safeguard the mental health of students. Dr. Chan will introduce relevant symptoms of psychiatric problems and how early intervention can be achieved. The enhancement of emotional awareness and self-care of gatekeepers will also be covered. 

Workshop

Mental Health First-Aid (MHFA) Course for Students

Date:
12 & 13 Jan 2022 (Wed & Thu)
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:
To be confirmed
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Student Counselors
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Program Fee:
HK$150 (Refundable)
Payment Method:
Please bring along CASH with Student ID Card and register in person at the Counseling and Wellness Center (Room 5003, via Lift 3) during office hours.
Certificate:
Official Certificate issued by The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong with the recognition by Mental Health First Aid, Australia upon successful completion of the training.
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
URL:
http://www.mhfa.com.au/
Remarks:
The program fee of $150 will be refunded upon completion of 4 consecutive sessions.

The trainer of 12-hour MHFA course will teach you how to provide initial support to people with mental health problem or people experiencing mental health crisis. It will cover: 

  • Basic knowledge of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders; 
  • Possible crisis arising from these mental health problems (e.g., suicidal behaviors, acute psychotic behaviors, acute stress reactions) and the necessary interventions;
  • Early intervention and appropriate support to the…

The trainer of 12-hour MHFA course will teach you how to provide initial support to people with mental health problem or people experiencing mental health crisis. It will cover: 

  • Basic knowledge of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders; 
  • Possible crisis arising from these mental health problems (e.g., suicidal behaviors, acute psychotic behaviors, acute stress reactions) and the necessary interventions;
  • Early intervention and appropriate support to the person in need before the situation gets worse; 
  • Community resources and professional services available in Hong Kong 


Quotes from past MHFA courses: 

  • “Very good training course in fundamental level for understanding mental health. Highly recommended.” 
  • “Have learnt more detailed information about different mental diseases, useful methods and ways to deal with different situations, very practical.” 
  • “The instructors are very professional and they have experience in dealing with students in mental health concerns. The videos are also very useful.”
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Workshop

Overcoming Exam Anxiety

Date:
1 Dec 2021 (Wed)
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 nn
Venue:
Zoom
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Michelle Li , Educational Psychologist
MSocSc (HKU), PGDE (HKU), MA/BA (Cantab)
HLTH1010 Attained:
1.5 Hours
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
The workshop will be delivered online with Zoom.
Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.

Do you feel like your mind “goes blank” during exam period? Do you feel like your heart is racing and difficult to breath or concentrate during assessment?


As a university student, it is perfectly natural to feel anxious and nervous in taking an assessment or examination. A moderate level of anxiety can sharpen our concentration and performance, as well as to keep us motivated. In this workshop, we will share our general worries, identify signs of examination anxiety, address mal-adaptive coping, and explore self-help practical strategies to alleviate stress for academic success.

Do you feel like your mind “goes blank” during exam period? Do you feel like your heart is racing and difficult to breath or concentrate during assessment?


As a university student, it is perfectly natural to feel anxious and nervous in taking an assessment or examination. A moderate level of anxiety can sharpen our concentration and performance, as well as to keep us motivated. In this workshop, we will share our general worries, identify signs of examination anxiety, address mal-adaptive coping, and explore self-help practical strategies to alleviate stress for academic success.

Workshop

Sexual Health, Trauma and Positive Psychology (Part II)

Date:
6 Nov 2021 (Sat)
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue:
Zoom
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Dr. Wong Chung Hin Willy, Specialist in Psychiatry &
Mr. Hugo Ho, HKASERT Certified Sex Therapist, Registered Social Worker & Registered Counsellor
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
The workshop will be delivered online with Zoom.
Successful registrants will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.

According to the WHO (2006), sexual health is “a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality… (that) requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence”


This workshop will introduce practical ways to handle traumatic experience. There is a potential of sexual health and well-being for each individual.…

According to the WHO (2006), sexual health is “a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality… (that) requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence”


This workshop will introduce practical ways to handle traumatic experience. There is a potential of sexual health and well-being for each individual. Despite the experiences, people can bounce back after adversity. We call it resilience. What makes a person more resilient than the others? How does it lead to a flourishing life? Can it be learned? The workshop will discuss ways to cultivate resilience and wellbeing through the lens of positive psychology. 


Dr. WONG Chung Hin Willy is a specialist in psychiatry and the Director of Hong Kong Psychiatry and Integrated Medical Centre. He is also a certified sex therapist of the Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers and Therapists Limited. Mr. Hugo Ho has an extensive experience in working with children and youth. He currently focuses on sexual minority services and provides voluntary sex therapy consultation for deprived groups.

Workshop Series

Emotions & You

Date:
3, 10, 17 & 24 Nov 2021 (Wed)
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue:
Room 1018 (Via Lift 3), Academic Building
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Beatrice Wong, Learning & Development Trainer,
Co-curricular Programs
Registration Quota:
30
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail:counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
HLTH1010 Course hours:
Full completion (4 sessions): 6 HLTH1010 hours
Partial completion (3 sessions): 4.5 HLTH 1010 hours
Students who fail in attending at least 3 sessions will not be eligible for HLTH1010 Course hours.

Being a young adult, the way you identify, understand, and manage emotions can have an impact on your personal wellness and how you tackle different aspects in life. In this series of workshops, you will learn how to cultivate an awareness of your feelings, which is crucial to your physical health, mental wellbeing, and relationship with others. You will also receive one-on-one advising from the trainer to help you put what you learn into everyday practice.


 Key themes to explore include:

·       Self-Awareness: What are emotions? How do emotions impact your thinking and behaviors?

·       Self-Management: Identify your emotional triggers and tools to manage difficult emotions

·       Awareness of others: Identify the emotional needs of others via practicing authentic listening and observing others.

Being a young adult, the way you identify, understand, and manage emotions can have an impact on your personal wellness and how you tackle different aspects in life. In this series of workshops, you will learn how to cultivate an awareness of your feelings, which is crucial to your physical health, mental wellbeing, and relationship with others. You will also receive one-on-one advising from the trainer to help you put what you learn into everyday practice.


 Key themes to explore include:

·       Self-Awareness: What are emotions? How do emotions impact your thinking and behaviors?

·       Self-Management: Identify your emotional triggers and tools to manage difficult emotions

·       Awareness of others: Identify the emotional needs of others via practicing authentic listening and observing others.

Workshop Series

Managing Conflicts for Healthy Relationships

Date:
2, 9, 16 & 23 Nov 2021 (Tue)
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue:
Room 1018 (Via Lift 3), Academic Building
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Ms. Veronica Choi, Learning & Development Trainer,
Co-Curricular Programs
Registration Quota:
30
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
HLTH1010 Hours Attained:
Full completion (4 sessions): 6 HLTH1010 hours
Partial completion (3 sessions): 4.5 HLTH 1010 hours
Students who fail in attending at least 3 sessions will not be eligible for any HLTH1010 Course hours

With conflict being a common and inevitable part of life, the ability to resolve conflict is a crucial skill for everyone to develop. In this series of workshops, students will examine various conflict management styles and learn effective communication skills in the face of conflict. You will also learn the art of apologizing and forgiveness that are vital for nurturing healthy interpersonal relationships. The program includes one-on-one advising from the trainer to help you put what you learn into everyday practice.


Session 1:         Conflict Management Style

Session 2:         Conflict Resolution: Effective Communication

Session 3:         The Art of Apologizing

Session 4:         Forgiveness

With conflict being a common and inevitable part of life, the ability to resolve conflict is a crucial skill for everyone to develop. In this series of workshops, students will examine various conflict management styles and learn effective communication skills in the face of conflict. You will also learn the art of apologizing and forgiveness that are vital for nurturing healthy interpersonal relationships. The program includes one-on-one advising from the trainer to help you put what you learn into everyday practice.


Session 1:         Conflict Management Style

Session 2:         Conflict Resolution: Effective Communication

Session 3:         The Art of Apologizing

Session 4:         Forgiveness